I have recently been experiencing an issue with the perforators in compound cells created in CE3 not working.
The perforator does not cut the forms that it is inserted in.
Cells originally created in SS6 using the same workflow operate just fine.
When interrogating the properties of these cells, the perforator tab in the Building Element Information window does not even show up even though the perforator element is clearly defined and visible in the cell preview in the Compound Cell Manager window.
Am I missing something here?
dgn file precision the same in CE?
Yes. If I understand your question correctly. There is no change in the den file precision.
I have experimented and find that there is no problem if I create the cell with a simple, rectangular element either extruded as a solid or created as a linear form and assigned a perforator.
The problem occurs with shapes that have been extruded as solids and assembled to create say a door or window
As I mentioned, cells created in exactly the same way previously in SS6 work just fine when inserted in walls created in CE3
The interesting thing is that if I create the cell in CE3 using the same element originally created in SS6, (comprising extruded solids), everything works just fine
I have discovered what the issue is.
I need to create the extruded solids with 'parametric' unchecked in CE3.
That was the difference between the same elements created in SS6. The 'parametric' option for creating solids in SS6 was not available.
Answer Verified By: Rodney Austin